Experimental Studies on Dry WEDM in Improving Surface Quality
This study investigates the dry wire electrical discharge machining (WEDM) in multiple cut. To improve surface quality with high-speed WEDM (HS-WEDM), a new procedure as Gas-liquid Combined Multiple Cut (roughing is processed in dielectric liquid, and semi-finishing is in liquid or gas, while the finishing is in gas) is presented. Effects of pulse duration, pulse interval, peak current, offset, wire winding speed and wire length on roughness, straightness and removal rate had been studied in dry and wet conditions. Experiment results show that multiple cut with dry WEDM in semi-finishing and finishing can improve surface roughness significantly.
Dongming Guo, Jun Wang, Zhenyuan Jia, Renke Kang, Hang Gao, and Xuyue Wang
T. Wang et al., "Experimental Studies on Dry WEDM in Improving Surface Quality", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 626-627, pp. 327-332, 2009